NOME presents two recent works by Paolo Cirio.
The series of photos, Capture, is composed of French police officers’ faces. The artist, Paolo Cirio collected 1000 public images of police in photos taken during protests in France and processed them with Facial Recognition software. Cirio then created an online platform with a database of the resulting 4000 faces of police officers to crowdsource their identification by name. Cirio also printed the officers’ headshots as street art posters and posted them throughout Paris to expose them in the public space. Capture comments on the potential uses and misuses of Facial Recognition and Artificial Intelligence by questioning this asymmetry of power at play.
In Sociality, Cirio collected and rated Internet inventions submitted to the US patent office.
Cirio obtained the patent images and data through hacking the Google Patents search engine. He then rated the patents and created thousands of compositions with images of flowcharts and titles of inventions, which were published on the project’s website: Sociality.today.
Sociality documented over twenty thousand patents of socially manipulative information technology.
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